biffy clyroNOW a firm fixture on the calendar of any Scottish music fan that wishes to see both stadium conquering megastars and the finest bands that you’d usually find at The Barrowlands on the same bill, Glasgow Summer Sessions is back this weekend with two days of absolutely enthralling live music.

Kicking off tomorrow, Britpop icon turned elder statesman of anthemic rock ‘n’ roll Noel Gallagher will bring his High Flying Birds and a whole host of hits to the south side park. Delivering two tremendous solo albums since parting company with Oasis alongside his revered back catalogue of bonafide classics, there’ll be arms aloft and teary eyes as Noel delivers the tracks that have been the defining soundtrack to millions of lives the world over.

Immediately preceding him is another true titan of the 90’s boom, none other than Richard Ashcroft.

Racing back into the fore after years of radio silence, the man that was the driving force behind classic albums from The Verve such as A Northern Soul and Urban Hymns will stride onto the stage both confident and utterly rejuvanated. Stamping his authority on our consciousness once again with this year’s These People, expect the man whose voice is lauded as one of the most instantly recognisable in British music to deliver a truly spellbounding set.

Elsewhere on the bill, Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit will look to continue the momentum that they’ve accrued with the release of recent LP Painting Of A Panic Attack by turning in a set filled with emotive alt-rock whilst Liverpool’s  Circa Waves will bring their delectable and inviting indie fare to a park that’ll hopefully be bathed in appropriate sunshine.


Things will take a more international turn on Saturday, with bands from not only Scotland but various imports from the states taking to the stage.

Headlined by Scotland’s biggest modern rock band Biffy Clyro, the show will see the now legendary trio tear through a set which will encompass not only their excellent new record Ellipsis  but tracks from storied albums of the past such as Puzzle, Only Revolutions, Infinity Land, Blackened Sky and more.

Second from the top is Fallout Boy, the american pop punk stalwarts that have made a dramatic return in recent years with a series of well-recieved albums such as Save Rock And Roll and American Beauty/American Psycho. 

Commanding a massive fanbase the world over, fans are sure to come out in their droves for their biggest show on Scottish soil.

A band that produced our favourite album of last year, Wolf Alice’s meteoric rise has been nothing short of jawdropping in recent years. With an eclectic mix of tracks under their belt which demonstrates the sort of versatility that’d leave most bands undeniably envious, the sheer overwhelming talent which they have at their disposal is sure to convert thousands of the uninitiated and those privileged enough to belt out tracks such as ‘Bros’, ‘Your Love’s Whore’, ‘Freazy’ and ‘Giant Peach.’

Kicking off proceedings will be Scotland’s alt-rock stalwarts The Xcerts whilst the impassioned and bluesy material of Cage The Elephant is predestined to have the dancing in full swing by the time that tracks such as ‘Shake Me Down’, ‘Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked’ and ‘Mess Around’ kick in.

Saturday’s Biffy Clyro show has sold out completely whilst limited tickets still remain for Noel Gallagher’s return to Glasgow are available now via Ticketmaster